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This $15 Plant From Amazon Will Turn Your Garden Into A Butterfly Oasis

You already know that you can basically order anything and everything from Amazon — including live plants. If you're an avid gardener or looking for an easy way to help the environment, you'll want to add this plant to your Amazon cart ASAP.

Besides being beautiful, monarch butterflies are important members of the ecosystem.

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These butterflies are pollinators and help ensure that our crops and gardens grow year after year.

However, these butterflies are also at risk due to changes in the environment that affect their migration to Mexico.

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Monarchs travel from Canada and the United States to Mexico each year for winter in one of the world's largest insect migrations.

However, changes to the environment have affected their food supply and habitat during this journey.

One way you can help monarchs is by planting milkweed in your garden.

Monarchs lay their eggs on milkweed plants and the caterpillars eat the plant's leaves. In fact, milkweed is the only plant that monarch caterpillars eat, so planting more will help the species survive.

You can find milkweed plants on Amazon for as low as $15.


There are a few different varieties of the plant that are suited to different environments, so be sure to do your research before buying and planting one.

Thanks to these plants, we can help the monarchs thrive.

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Who's ready to build a butterfly oasis with me?